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At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 

Job Overview

TE Connectivity's Strategic Sourcing Teams develop and implement multi-year strategies for assigned commodities, suppliers and parts/services to achieve established goals in supplier quality, delivery, price and service. They align strategy and execution with cross-functional partners such as engineering, manufacturing, product management and functional owners. They execute the competitive bid, negotiation, contracting processes and/or technical continuous improvement for assigned commodities or services; collaborate across Business Units and cross-regions for optimal TE leverage. Our teams demonstrate a high level of expertise in procurement competencies (business/supply chain acumen, negotiation, sourcing strategy development and execution, global savvy, and project and product lifecycle management) and ensure results are delivered compliant with TE policies and procedures.


  • Create sourcing strategy, under strong consideration of customer needs, of each commodity or product line. 
  • Drive the attainment of major procurement KPI’s: Material Productivity (CMP), Lead time performance, Delivery (STR), and Quality (DLPM).
  • Responsible for preparing RFQ’s, awarding new business and negotiating of components and tooling. Support New Product Introduction (NPI) process of procurement per RASI defined. 
  • Responsible for contracting of supplier commercial agreements, includes NDA, PBL contract, inventory management, VMI, Scheduling Agreement and etc. Collect and maintain capabilities and capacities of suppliers to avoid constraints. 
  • Accountable for info record and PO accuracy and communicate relevant data to tactical buyer, incl. lead time, price and MOQ; 
  • Manage the tool life cycle at supplier. Ensure data of Outside Vendor (OV) production tools is captured and delivered to finance.
  • Manage Supplier Footprint, incl. setup of new suppliers, reducing number of supplier and resourcing activities
  • Responsible for resolving supplier’s commercial or tactical issues as required. 
  • Ensure Minimal Order Quantity (MOQ) and Lead Time (LT) optimization for purchased components. 
  • Ensure that all suppliers meet TE requirements for compliance (RoHs, Reach, conflict minerals, supplier portal usage). Conduct risk assessments of supplier and mitigate actions. 
  • Responsible for conducting QBR’s with strategic suppliers and the drive of respective corrective actions

What your background should look like:

  • 3-10 years’ experience in Procurement or Supply Chain management leadership role. Commodity management experience a plus.
  • Education: Bachelor level degree in Business, Supply Chain, Sourcing/ Procurement, Finance or related field.  Advanced degree a plus.
  • Self-motivated individual with a positive attitude, able to work well with international teams and individuals, not afraid to push for change.
  • Strong analytical skills. Ability to analyze complex financial documentation and RFP submissions and make detailed reports and recommendations to management. 
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills.
  • Ability for periodic travel required. (10-25%)
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
  • SAP experience is a plus
  • Working location can be in Shenzhen or Shanghai.


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

SHENZHEN, GD, CN, 215321

State:  GD
Country/Region:  CN
Travel:  25% to 50%
Requisition ID:  86590
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

Job Segment: Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Manager, Procurement, PLM, Operations, Management

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